I have few posts which have a dropcap shortcode wrapped around the first character like so:
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]his is a dropcap.
The replacement for this shortcode yields:
<span class="dropcap">T</span>his is a dropcap.
However, when I call the_excerpt() or get_the_excerpt() on these posts, its returning:
"his is a dropcap".
I need it to return "This is a dropcap" as if no shortcode exists.